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TeleCommunication Systems Receives 2011 Satellite Spotlight Product of the Year Award

TeleCommunication Systems Receives 2011 Satellite Spotlight Product of the Year Award

Note: Comtech Acquired TCS on 2/23/2016

ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/-- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that its TCS OS-IRIS and Impact IP terminal solutions have received the 2011 Satellite Spotlight Product of the Year Award from TMC, a media company focused on communication technology.

TCS OS-IRIS allows organizations to directly connect sites on multiple continents, eliminating latency inherent with double satellite hops and bypassing the otherwise-required connection to a commercial teleport. The TCS OS-IRIS solution enables voice, data and video traffic over a single IP network, increasing efficiency and flexibility. Customers benefit from increased bandwidth availability, optimization tools and application flexibility delivered by TCS through an end-to-end Cisco enabled secure IP network.

The TCS Impact Executive IP Terminal and the TCS Impact Tactical IP Terminal are the smallest communications kits currently available in the TCS Impact line of products. Their routing capability is powered by the latest offering in Cisco's line of small, environmentally hardened routers, and possesses local computing capability via the integrated Core 2 Duo based single board computer.

"Both TCS OS-IRIS and our Impact family of IP terminals highlight the leading-edge communication solutions TCS offers to our customers," said Mike Bristol, senior vice president and general manager of the government solutions group at TCS. "We are honored that TMC recognizes this with these awards."

"Satellite Spotlight is pleased to grant a 2011 Product of the Year Award to TCS for their TCS OS-IRIS and Impact family solutions. TCS has proven their commitment to quality and excellence, while addressing real needs in the marketplace," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "We're proud to honor their accomplishments in the advancement of the satellite technology industry."

The Third Annual Satellite Spotlight Product of the Year Award winners are featured on Satellite Spotlight and published in its e-newsletter. For more information about the 2011 Satellite Spotlight or any of the TMC media properties, please visit www.tmcnet.com.

About Satellite Spotlight
Launched in July 2008, Satellite Spotlight is a leading website delivering satellite technology news. The site offers the most daily content on satellite technology with an audience of more than 40,000 each month. Visitors will find free resources including industry news, communities, blogs, feature articles and more. The site keeps readers informed on satellite technology developments across telecommunications, broadband, satellite, broadcast, government/military sectors. Satellite Spotlight is powered by TMCnet, the leading communications and technology site in the World boasting 1.5 million unique visitors monthly according to Webtrends. Please visit www.satellitespotlight.com for more information.

About TMC
TMC, celebrating their 40th Anniversary in 2012, is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes the Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility and Cloud Computing (formerly InfoTECH Spotlight) magazines. TMCnet.com, which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world's leading B2B communications event. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: 4G Wireless Evolution; M2M Evolution; Cloud Communications Expo; SIP Tutorial 2.0:Bringing SIP to the Web; Business Video Expo; Regulatory 2.0 Workshop; DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; CVx; AstriCon; StartupCamp; MSPAlliance MSPWorld and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information. For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology. TCS infrastructure forms the foundation for market leading solutions in E9-1-1, text messaging, commercial location and deployable wireless communications. TCS is at the forefront of new mobile cloud computing services providing wireless applications for navigation, hyper-local search, asset tracking, social applications and telematics. Millions of consumers around the world use TCS wireless apps as a fundamental part of their daily lives. Government agencies utilize TCS' cyber security expertise, professional services, and highly secure deployable satellite solutions for mission-critical communications. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, TCS maintains technical, service and sales offices around the world. To learn more about emerging and innovative wireless technologies, visit www.telecomsys.com.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and are based upon TCS' current expectations and assumptions that if incorrect would cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Risks include without limitation those detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the reports on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2012.

Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances, or otherwise.

Media Contact for Comtech Telecommunications Corp.:
Michael D. Porcelain, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(631) 962-7103